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Datalogic TL46 contrast sensor with RGB LED

Now available in IO-Link

  • Wide spectrum with RGB LED
  • Color mode enhanced model (TL46-WE)
  • Fastest and accurate low jitter model (TL46-WJ)
  • PNP/NPN output, now available in IO-Link
  • Rotatable 5 position M12 connector

Product description



The TL46 product range offers the best performance and most complete selection of contrast sensors for print registration mark detection.


The market leading sensor is characterised by excellent performance due to an automatic selection of RGB LED emission, low response time and high switching speed.


The IP67 metal case with standard “TL” dimensions and fixing holes offers the best protection and installation in all applications.


The sensor is available in 3 different versions, basic, standard and enhanced and the sensing range can be increased with its selection of lenses.


Features & Benefits:


  • RGB emission: high detection reliability and resolution
  • Teach-in push-buttons for fast and easy setting.
  • 30KHz switching frequency.
  • Rotatable M12 5-pole connector.
  • IP67 metal housing.




  • Packaging lines
  • Paper and Printing machines
  • Automatic filling machines


Part numbers

Parts Price Frequency Output Power consumption max Reaction time
15000 Hz PNP, NPN 0,05 A 0,033 ms
15000 Hz PNP, NPN 0,05 A 0,033 ms
20000 Hz PNP+NPN 0,055 A 0,025 ms
20000 Hz PNP, NPN 0,055 A 0,025 ms
30000 Hz PNP, NPN 0,035 A 0,016 ms
30000 Hz PNP, NPN 0,035 A 0,016 ms
30000 Hz PNP 0,035 A 0,1 ms
30000 Hz NPN 0,035 A 0,1 ms
50000 Hz PNP 0,05 A 0,01 ms
50000 Hz PNP 0,05 A 0,01 ms
15000 Hz IO-Link, NPN, PNP 0,03 A 0,02 ms
70000 Hz IO-Link, NPN, PNP 0,03 A 0,1 ms


954601000 Contrast Sensor Basic Vertical Spot PNP/NPN

Technical data

Approvals CE, UL
Dimension (mm) 31 x 81 x 58
Distance max 12 mm
Distance min 6 mm
Electrical connection M12 5-pole connector
Frequency 15000 Hz
Function Dark on / Light on
IP class IP67
LED indicator Yes
Lens material Glass
Light type Green LED, Red LED, Blue LED
Material of body Aluminium
Output PNP, NPN
Output current max 0,1 A
Photocell technology Contrast
Power consumption max 0,05 A
Reaction time 0,033 ms
Sensitivity setting Yes
Sensitivity setting Teach in
Storage temperature max 70 °C
Storage temperature min -20 °C
Supply voltage 10-30 V DC
Temperature operational max 55 °C
Temperature operational min -10 °C
Type of light LED
Weight 170 g


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